This Week’s Game Spotlights for Wednesday 11/21/18

The December Event Calendar is LIVE! Check it out!

Tons of fun events this month – check it out!

We’ve got our December event calendars up now! Go check ’em out, and find out what we’ve got cooking at Third Eye this month!

And, don’t forget, print calendars are in-store now – swing by & scoop up yours!

Click here to check out the calendar!

 

 


Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress!

Blackstone Fortress drops this Friday just in time for Black Friday, and delivers what is easily one of the coolest WARHAMMER box sets we’ve seen in a minute.

As vast and dark as a sunless void, the Blackstone Fortress is a creation far beyond the ken of any race in the galaxy. In this age of darkness, in a galaxy riven with strife and horror, the desperate and intrepid alike search this Fortress for long-lost technologies that may be used to turn the tide of war.

In Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress, you and your friends take on the role of a group of disparate explorers delving into the labyrinthine halls of a vast and ancient space station. Only by working together and balancing your strength and skills can you hope to survive. With each expedition, you will discover powerful archeotech and learn more of the Blackstone Fortress’ closely guarded secrets, including, perhaps, the location of its greatest treasure. The game can be played solo, or with up to 4 friends, with the fifth player controlling the hostiles. At the end of each expedition, the players return to the nearby port city of Precipice to rest, recuperate, and trade their loot for resources that will aid in their next adventure.

Come by this Friday, and scoop up your copy!

 


Architects of the West Kingdom!

SO many cool new board games this week! ARCHITECTS OF THE WEST KINGDOM is set at the end of the Carolingian Empire, circa 850 AD. As royal architects, players compete to impress their King and maintain their noble status by constructing various landmarks throughout his newly appointed domain.
Players will need to collect raw materials, hire apprentices and keep a watchful eye on their workforce.
These are treacherous times. Rival architects will stop at nothing to slow your progress. Will you remain virtuous, or be found in the company of thieves and black marketeers?

The aim of Architects of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most Victory Points (VP) at the game’s end.

Points are gained by constructing various Buildings and advancing work on the Archbishop’s Cathedral. Throughout the game, players will need to make a lot of moral decisions.
However, only at the game’s end will their virtue be judged. A few underhanded deals here and there might not seem like much, but fall too far and you will be punished. The game ends once a set number of constructions have been completed.

 


Narcos!

We’ve been super booked on NARCOS on NETFLIX, so when we saw that one of our favorite game designers, COOL MINI OR NOT, was doing a board game inspired by the world of NARCOS — we knew we had to give it a shout out!
The drug war is in full swing in Colombia, and the man who controls the biggest operation is known as the Patrón. His enemies are numerous, and they’ll stop at nothing to bring his empire to its knees. He will have to avoid his would-be captors, as he moves from one Location to the next, using his many properties as hideouts in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.
In Narcos: The Board Game, based on the Netflix original show, one player takes on the role of the Patrón, while the others become the Factions forming a tense alliance in their search for the cartel kingpin. Unfortunately for the Patrón, his Sicarios leave behind clues to his Location, allowing the Factions to close the net. Are the Patrón’s days numbered, or will he find a way to escape his pursuers?

 


Third Eye Potluck Friendsgiving!!

What’s better than eating too much food and seeing your family for the holidays? How about hanging out with your Third Eye Family AND eating a bunch of delicious food AND playing great games?!

Well this year, that’s exactly what we want to do for Thanksgiving! We’re going to be throwing a big party centered around friends, fun and games!

Good Friends
Bring your friends! Bring your family! Meet new people and make new friends playing games! And of course, the Third Eye Crew will be hanging out and here to help 🙂

Good Food
This will be a POTLUCK! For today only, we’ll be lifting our rule on outside food and encouraging everyone to bring a dish to share. Third Eye will be providing drinks and some snacks and I can’t wait to see what else people bring to the table! Home-made or store bought, anything is welcome, just remember this is a family-friendly event so save the adult beverages for the after party.

Good Games
We’ll be breaking out our entire game demo library for this one! We have tons of games for every level and type of gamer. Whether you want to play RISK all night long or play a few quick games of FLUXX before avoiding some EXPLODING KITTENS, we’ve got what you want! Feel free to bring games with you to share along with a dish. You might even introduce someone to their new favorite game!

Click here for the event info

 


Magic Draft: 4 Pack Guilds of Ravnica!

$20, 4 pack Guilds of Ravnica draft.

Join us for this stocking-stuffed event, where we will be using 4 packs of Guild of Ravnica instead of the usual 3! Players, will still build the best 40 card deck they can, but with an added pack things can get a little extra exciting!!

Get all the details you need here!

 


KeyForge at Third Eye Games!

Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! In the center of the universe hangs the Crucible, an artificial world built from the pieces of countless planets. Here, in the world’s first Unique Deck Game, created by legendary designer Richard Garfield, two players step into the roles of mighty Archons, racing to forge keys that unlock the Crucible’s hidden Vaults.

Leading their diverse teams, filled with followers from three of the Crucible’s great Houses, the Archons must gather Æmber, stave off their opponent’s progress, and ultimately be the first to open a Vault and gain its incredible knowledge. With a vast array of creatures, artifacts, and abilities and over 104 quadrillion possible decks, every deck is completely one-of-a-kind, and no two battles will ever be the same!!!

Third Eye Faithful!! We are so excited about KeyForge! This game is a card game where you do not trade cards or build your own decks. The decks are all pre-made and all unique! Join us on Sunday December 9th at 12:00 noon for a sealed event unlike any other! Entry will be $35 and each player will receive three sealed Keyforge decks. We will play three one hour rounds of best 2 out of 3 matches. But when you win with a deck that deck is retired for the round! so you’ll have to switch to another completely new to you deck! Players who lose are welcome to try again with the same deck or move on to one of the others. At the end of the 3 rounds the player with the best record will receive a 2-player KeyForge Game Mat! Runner up receives their choice of a KeyForge playmat featuring iconic card art! All players get to keep the three decks they will use for this event! And any player who goes undefeated through all 3 rounds will receive an addition deck!

When: Sunday Dec 9th 12:00noon- 4:00pm
Entry: $35
Prizes: 1st place- 2player KeyForge GameMat
2nd- Choice of Keyforge playmat
*Undefeated players receive an additional deck!

Get all the details you need here!

Pokemon Team Up Pre-Release!

Third Eye Pokemon Masters! We have a big year ahead of us, and we are kicking it off with a bang. Join us on Saturday Jan 26th from 12:00noon-2:00pm for our VERY FIRST PRE-RELEASE EVENT!!! The newest set for Pokemon TCG is Sun and Moon Team Up, which is due to release the following week on Friday February 1st . Get a first look at the new mechanics, pokemon, and trainer cards. Players will receive three booster packs of the new set at the end of the event!

This is a sealed event, meaning players receive a special Build and Battle Kit which contains 4 booster packs of Sun and Moon Team Up, a special promo card, and an evolution pack; containing 2 evolution line (basic, stage 1, and stage 2 if applicable) and some focused trainer cards to help get you started! Players will have 30 minutes to build the best 40 card deck they can. Then, players will play 3 30 minute rounds with 4 prizes, instead of 6, for chances at additional prizes!

Since this is our first one we have limited seating, make sure you preregister by following the this link, or sign up in-store before Jan 25th!

When: Jan 26th , Registration 11:00-11:50; start passing out product at 12:00noon , 3 rounds ending around 2:00pm

Entry: $25

Prizes: in addition to receiving 3 packs of Sun and Moon Team Up just for playing; if players win they will receive an additional prize vouchers good for 2 packs each round they win! Vouchers can be redeemed for any packs they want, that we have in stock! If players want Sun and Moon Team Up packs, they can save their vouchers until its official release.

Get all the details you need here!

Third Eye Winter Commander League!!

Commander League is back just in time for the holidays! This time we are featuring Guilds of Ravnica! Join us October 7th – November 25th for eight weeks of cardboard-slinging madness!

DAH Rules!
This league is designed as the ultimate Commander experience, walking a balancing act between being competitive and show-casing more inventive cards. Most importantly the focus is on FUN!
Players will be randomized into pods of 3 or 4 and will have 60 minutes to duke it out for Weekly prizes, earning placement points, AND a sheet of 8-10 achievements which get added to their league total!!

• 7 weeks of achievement farming ; the 8th week is a championship comprised of the top 16 points earners from the season.
• Placement points: 1st 4pts ; 2nd 3pts ; 3rd 2pts ; 4th 1pt
• In a 3 player pod 4th place doesn’t exist so you would get the 3rd place points if you finish last.
• If time in the round expires all remaining players split the remaining points
• If you present a lethal board state, you cannot choose not to use it to farm achievement points.
• If a player wins via infinite combo OR presents a board state the rest of the pod agrees to concede to, that player receives the highest placement points they can, and the rest of the pod continues to play.

Prizes!
Weekly Prize Payouts: (not including achievement points)
12 points: 6 packs
10-11.5 points: 4 packs
7-9.5 points: 2 packs
Participation Prize: Sign-up for the league guarantees players at least $20 in prize packs!
Championship Prizes: Players who make it to the championship will earn additional prizes for how far they make it into the tournament. Top 16, Top 8, Final 4, or the Champion! (Championship prizes based off attendance in the league and will be revealed by week 4)

Any questions, comments or concerns contact Third Eye J.J on Facebook or email: jj@thirdeyecomics.com
SEE EVERYONE THERE!!

Get all the details you need here!


Weekly Maryland Gunpla Club !!

The Maryland Gunpla Club is a place for fandom modelers and hobbyists, be it Gundams, Zoids, Star Wars, or even normal vehicles.

They meet every Thursday currently, and are a super nice bunch of Gunpla enthusiasts!

Click here for the event info.

 

 


Third Eye Pokemon League!

Hey Third Eye Faithful! The time has come, we are an official organized Pokemon League! What this means is we will now get recognition and support from Pokemon in hosting our events to make them bigger and better as well as some exciting new events like drafts and pre-releases!

Format: Standard Masters League, check with our Pokemon Professor, Sam, about the specifics

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

We will be giving each player a promotional card just for signing up!

Every 3rd Thursday of the month we will be having a league challenge, which is a competitive tournament for $5, with booster packs of the most recent set as prizes! Get a pack just for signing up!! Come out and test your skills as a trainer, have fun and learn from your peers about the wonderful world of the Pokemon TCG!

Click here for the event info


Hobby Bootcamp Week 4: Basing & Conversation!

Third Eye Faithful!
You’ve got a huge backlog of unpainted miniatures, don’t you? It’s okay, we all do. But now we have the solution to getting all those heroes, armies, war bands, and gangs painted up!

Hobby Bootcamp, brought to you by Third Eye Tony!

This is a progressive weekly building and painting tutorial taught from the very basics!

We have a limited amount of seats for the prepaid tickets. Sign up for the package deal here!

What you’ll need to bring:
Models!
Tools!
Paints!

Cost: Prepay for all 4 classes for 20$ and receive a free brush set!
– OR –
Pay 5$ per class!

WEEK 4: BASING YOUR MODELS AND CONVERSION!
Making your models, not looks like they’re standing on a black plastic disc! How to set the scene and tell a story with your army’s bases.

Click here for more info on the event!!!


Every Wednesday night is Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League!

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ADVENTURER’S LEAGUE SEASON 8: Waterdeep

Adventurers’ League is part of the Wizards of the Coast ORGANIZED PLAY network for D&D and provides a running story line where the players actions determine the fate of the world. Every season of AL builds on the one prior of the players actions or inactions. It is structured in such a way that players can drop in and out as desired but to witness and take part in the full campaign they should return weekly. With a worldwide community they can take their characters and play anywhere adventures league rules as follows. While there are some restrictions on character creation and rules variance, it allows a fair play across the board to allow the flexibility of travel and play.

If you are interested in playing AL at Third Eye you can ask questions or sign up for the wait-list at our online web portal.

“Famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm needs you to complete a simple quest. Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures.

A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!”-Wizards of the Coast

Click here for more info on the event!!!


Dice Masters Mondays: Cyber Monday!

We know that you’re all major DICE MASTERS fans, and we’ve decided to begin hosting a weekly Monday night DICE MASTERS event for you!

The Challenge!

Cyber Monday Deal! This week we are challenging our players to come up with a team full Cards that cost 4 or more. Oh yeah since it is Cyber Monday your cards will be on sale by 2 so your 8 cost Thanos now cost 6. (Sliver Age – 2017 rotation)

Basic Actions: Silver Age

THE DETAILS!

REGISTRATION: ONLY $3 at the counter!

3 ROUNDS(LESS THAN 12)
(wins/losses/ties = prizes)
3/0/0 = 16 foil packs
2/0/1 = 13 foil packs
2/1/0 = 10 foil packs

4 ROUNDS(12 – 20)
4/0/0 = 20
3/0/1 = 16
3/1/0 = 13
2/0/2 = 10
2/1/1 = 10
2/2/0 = 7

5 ROUNDS (OVER 20)
5/0/0 = 24
4/0/1 = 20
4/1/0 = 16
3/0/2 = 12
3/1/1 = 10
3/2/0 = 8
2/1/2 = 6
2/2/1 = 4

REMEMBER: Our Constructed games follow Dice Masters Tournament rules. Each player selects a maximum of eight Characters or Action Cards, and 20 corresponding dice. They also select two Basic Action Cards. Constructed games are played at 20 life. Rounds last 30 minutes and then are judged based on life totals.
A player may not bring two characters with the same name, even if they have different subtitles (i.e. Wolverine: Wanted, and Wolverine: Canucklehead).

NEVER PLAYED? No worries! Andrew Miller will be running the event and can teach you everything you need to know to get started. Plus, many of our top players started not too long ago and love introducing new players to the game!

WHAT IS DICE MASTERS? Basically, it’s like a trading card game, but with dice! In Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you’ll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the opposing mastermind’s life to zero, and save the day!

Dicemasters is a dice-building game (similar to deck-building card games) where players collect and assemble their team of character dice and battle in head-to-head gameplay.

Click here for event info!


Bring your Third Eye Juniors in every Sunday for our weekly POKEMON Junior League!

All right Third Eye Faithful, are you ready to be a POKEMON MASTER?!

This is your chance to put all your awesome GX Pokemon to good use and learn more about the trading card game!

Third Eye Andrew will be running demos for How to Play the POKEMON card game as well as answering questions and facilitating casual play between new players.

If you’re already familiar with Pokemon, come on out to play some casual games and help grow the community!

CAN I BRING MY KID/PARENT?
Of course! If you’re child has been collecting cards but wants to learn how to play the game this is the perfect opportunity! Same goes if you want to bring your parents into the fold and teach them all about the Pokemon TCG. Games are always more fun when the whole family plays!

WHAT IF I’VE NEVER PLAYED?
No worries! Third Eye Ben will be there to help you learn how to play. We’ll also have Trainer Kits and Intro Decks available to pick up so you can play right out of the box without having to build one yourself!

IS THIS A TOURNAMENT?
No, today will be a casual event where players can hone their skills or start playing for the very first time. If you’re an experienced Pokemon player, come on out with a fun deck and help grow the community at Third Eye! The more players we get for casual events like this, the sooner we can run full blown tournaments!

Get all the info right here!


Monday Night Heroclix: The Gathering

Bring 400 points of characters from home (see restrictions for details). We will play 3 rounds of 3-4 player Battle Royales. Players will be split into pods based on standing.

Restrictions: Characters only! No resources, vehicles, special objects, team bases, or ID cards. Colossal/Giant Size figures limited to 1 per build. *Mangog is banned for this event.*

All players are welcome regardless of whether this is your first tournament or your 100th tournament! Please arrive by 5:45 if possible.

New players: You not have all of the figures required for this event. If you are brand new and want to play – just bring what you have or you can borrow a team from me. I’d rather have everyone there and having fun than not be able to play!

Additional Info

Check the build restrictions to see if these aren’t allowed. Don’t see them above? Use ’em!

Modern age: http://win.wizkids.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12435&sid=f3e60a170cc19eb4515855202c377371#p30689

Golden age: All Heroclix figures accepted

Watch List is always Observed
Banned figures: wkD-027 Felix Faust

Equipment: Any in-game effect that uses the “EQUIP” wording (including older possession characters); any age

ID Cards: DC and Marvel ID cards; any age

Terrain: Game elements with special rules; any age

Special objects: Relics and Equipment; any age

Vehicles: Any size (check to see if vehicle is also a resource); any age

Resources: Anything labeled as resource; most not Modern (just understand that not everyone has them and some are over-powered)

Team Bases: Any size; not Modern

*ATAs, Feats, and Battlefield Conditions are not allowed*

House Rules

Be cool to all other players & have fun!

Please NO:
Profanity or abusive language
Outside food
Smoking or Drinking

Get all the info right here!


Come join the game & have fun with us!

Make sure to click here and check out our full event calendar!